EVP and GM of Platform, Trailhead, & AppExchange, Salesforce
Sarah Franklin is the EVP and GM of Platform, Trailhead, & AppExchange at Salesforce. In her role, Sarah leads Salesforce platform, developer and education initiatives focusing on democratizing technology and education for our ecosystem of customers, partners, and developers. Sarah is passionate about empowering everyone to pursue successful careers in technology and bridging the skills and equality gaps by making technology and learning accessible to all.
Witnessing the incredible inequality of women and minorities in STEM careers first-hand inspired her to help spark the Trailblazer movement by launching Trailhead–Salesforce’s free online learning platform. She is proud to work with the best and the brightest to change the face of the technology industry.
Sarah’s career has spanned large enterprises and scrappy startups. She specializes in bringing emerging technologies and trends to market and has a unique blend of technical expertise and business acumen. She is proud to have worked at Salesforce for 12 years.
Sarah holds a dual degree in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area.